2023-08-18: Finished reading: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 📚I picked this up before my recent trip …

2023-07-16: Temperatures over 90°F paired with unhealthy air quality makes for a rough day in Nashville.

2023-07-05: Stumbled across this blast from the past via Kottke. I definitely carry a soft spot in my heart for …

2023-07-01: Google Reader may be the only Google product that I actually miss. I migrated to Fastmail a few …

2023-06-30: Our flower garden produced a unique bloom on our Gerbera Daisies. I feel like there is a name for …

2023-06-01: Finished Ted Lasso last night. I hate to see it end, but I am quite content with how it wrapped up. …

2023-05-30: I watched Whisper of the Heart tonight with the family. I loved it. I can’t get over how much I have …

2023-05-21: I am resting after spending a few hours in my backyard, attempting to clean up our flower bed. The …

2023-05-11: I have tried to cut back on the amount of goods I purchase on Amazon. When I do purchase something, …

2023-05-01: After a long hiatus, I resumed play of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild last night. I was on …

2023-04-27: When you realize that you’re an adult and can just go buy cake anytime you want.

2023-04-04: I enjoyed Tetris on Apple TV+. I know the story is embellished for entertainment, but it’s a fun …

2023-03-17: Monterey Bay is stunning as always

2023-03-13: Bird of Paradise at the Hayes Mansion in San Jose

2023-03-13: Gruber has been on fire lately. Daring Fireball: U.S. Treasury: All Silicon Valley Bank Depositors …

2023-03-12: It’s difficult to plan any short Spring Break vacations. We had scheduled a trip to California for …

2023-03-04: I understand that there isn’t an avenue for enforcement, but if you park an oversized vehicle in a …

2023-03-01: 🔗 Daring Fireball: Tweetbot and Twitterrific Face the Cliff I highly doubt that anyone who reads …

2023-02-25: Late to the party, but just finished season two of Ted Lasso. I like how this season addressed the …

2023-02-13: Clown fish at the Tennessee Aquarium

2023-02-01: I’ve listened to The Commander Thinks Aloud dozens of times, but never knew what the song was …

2023-01-31: Nashville Mayor John Cooper announces he won’t seek second term I am not sure how I feel about this. …

2023-01-22: I have used toddgrooms.com as my personal blog since I obtained the domain in college. My blog has …

2023-01-19: Finished reading: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel 📚 Wow! I added this book to my list …

2023-01-12: Currently reading: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel 📚

2023-01-09: Finished reading: Artemis by Andy Weir 📚 Thoroughly enjoyed this read. Enjoyed The Martian so much, …

2022-12-30: Currently reading: Artemis by Andy Weir 📚

2022-12-28: Paw prints in the snow

2022-12-26: After hearing Casey discuss his usage of Day One for journaling on ATP, I decided to download it and …

2022-12-26: I have had a wonderful Christmas Day with my family. I received a few thoughtful gifts. I thoroughly …

2022-12-19: Finished reading: Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs 📚

2022-12-09: Day eight of AoC2022 is in the books. This one took me a while, but I got to a decent solution. I am …

2022-12-07: Just wrapped up day seven of AoC2022. This one took me awhile, but was also quite fun. Building up …

2022-12-06: Day six of AoC2022 was definitely a bit easier than day five. I felt like my solution was a bit lazy …

2022-12-05: Day five of AoC2022 took me a bit longer than expected. The most difficult part was coming up with a …

2022-12-05: Completed day four’s puzzle on AoC2022. Started experimenting with writing actually classes in …

2022-12-03: Completed day three’s puzzle on AoC2022. I’m usually working on the puzzle towards the …

2022-12-02: Started Advent of Code last night. I usually complete the first few days worth of puzzles before …

2022-12-02: Beautiful animation of the lifecycle of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus. I found this relaxing, mesmerizing, …

2022-11-25: While cutting a piece of pumpkin pie for my two year old daughter’s breakfast: “No! Don’t cut it!” …

2022-11-24: It has been a long, but lovely Thanksgiving. We had friends over for a “Friendsgiving”, complete …

2022-11-15: Difficult to read at times. It’s absurd, to me, that this is where we are at. Yet, here we …

2022-11-13: At this rate, he would run out of fuel before completing the race. His crew chief instructed him to …

2022-11-12: He searched the room, but his efforts were fruitless. His suspicion on the whereabouts of the file …

2022-11-11: As she entered the door, she was relieved by the message on display. Her flight was on time. The …

2022-11-11: Truly interesting times when a head of lettuce outlasts a British Prime Minister. It still amuses me …

2022-11-10: There was a pit in his stomach. He had been frantically searching for it, but now he was certain …

2022-11-09: The consensus between me and some of my closest friends is that our democracy is doomed. The …

2022-11-08: The deadline is quickly approaching. Without her insight into the inner workings of the system, they …

2022-11-06: The cave was dark and empty. “Hello,” called the man. A response of, “Hello,” was returned a second …

2022-11-05: He could finally breathe easy. The letter he had been waiting for had arrived. He was exempt from …

2022-11-04: I have a deep admiration for those who are writing more long form micro.blog November entries. The …

2022-11-03: When I was sixteen, I remember the joy of obtaining my driver’s license. I was umpiring little …

2022-11-03: ⌨️ Useful alias for Fish Shell users who need to repeat the last command as sudo. Doh!

2022-11-02: Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday. When I was younger, the Thanksgiving feast was the …

2022-11-01: RIP: Kathleen Booth, the inventor of assembly language I was unaware of this very important figure …

2022-10-31: Our Halloween tradition includes building our Trader Joe’s Haunted Halloween cookie house. I love …

2022-10-14: A sneak peak of Spaceship Earth

2022-10-05: One of the unfortunate experiences of preferring git CLI: entering git restore . instead of git …

2022-10-03: Cory Doctorow on TWiT with an eye opening view on the respect we show to others and other things.

2022-09-21: We Spoke With the Last Person Standing in the Floppy Disk Business – Eye on Design when you’re 95% …

2022-09-18: Leave it to @gruber to hit us with the term “stadium” in his iPhones 14 review. This geometry term …

2022-09-15: Justin Herbert and the Chargers are wildly entertaining to watch. I don’t watch them often, but it …

2022-09-04: Currently reading: Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs 📚

2022-05-28: Finished reading: Reborn in the USA by Roger Bennett 📚

2022-04-04: Blooming

2021-11-04: Fall is finally here in Nashville

2021-07-18: Mammoth Cave, Frozen Niagara

2021-07-09: Columbus-Belmont State Park

2021-06-20: Nature, uhh, finds a way

2021-06-12: Driveway chalk art

2021-04-18: The Classic chimed!

2021-03-30: First vaccination down!

2021-03-22: Starting to pop.

2021-03-11: Just around the corner.

2021-01-04: Opening up a Macintosh Classic for restoration.

2020-12-24: Ho Ho Ho

2020-12-19: Christmas Project

2020-11-13: Autumn colors in Nashville.

2020-11-07: Finally

2020-10-10: Rainy day walk near Kentucky Lake.

2020-09-06: I found this friend while cleaning up brush in the backyard. Closest look I’ve gotten in real life. …

2020-07-29: Sunflower in the neighborhood.

2020-06-15: Me in 1989 Max in 2019

2020-01-20: Showers at 4 AM. Such is life when you are on baby watch. After helping Ashley time her …

2019-12-03: I just finished painting baby #2’s bedroom. I considered hiring painters to do it. However, I felt …

2019-12-01: It’s always fun to wake up to fraudulent charge alert emails. Luckily it was just one attempt …

2019-11-09: No one prepared me for how much of adult hood is either looking at burned out light bulbs or …

2019-10-25: ⚾️ TIL the Houston Astros were originally the Houston Colt .45s. 🤯

2019-10-25: ⚾️ Watching the Astros/Nationals in game three of the World Series and I just had the realization …

2019-10-04: I just found out what the Q stands for in LGBTQ+. I’m proud of my Alma mater for investing in …

2019-09-04: One of the things I’m continually disappointed with are the prevalence of violent or scary …

2019-07-06: Recently reflecting on a very important, often overlooked, task: research.

2019-06-16: Jotting down some thoughts on the end of my recent lease: …

2019-06-04: I get to do one of my favorite things today down in San Jose: talk to people. Looking forward to …

2019-05-08: One of the mild annoyances of being out on the west coast for trips: missing out on live sports that …

2018-04-23: And now Psych? What!? You know that’s right.

2018-04-23: When you’re sick and you feel like death, but there is a Monk marathon on TV: it’s all going to be …

2018-04-18: Shingles update: a week later and I’m still quite itchy. The worst of it seems to be over. I hope …

2018-04-14: If you need me, I’ll be taking a nice apple cinnamon oatmeal bath. 👌🏻

2018-01-21: I think someone forgot to tell Nick Foles that he wasn’t supposed to be as good as Carson Wentz.

2018-01-15: Me, at the end of my summary to Max on why we have Martin Luther King Jr day off from work and …

2018-01-10: Last week, Ashley found the back of the Land Rover had been egged. My guess is that it was probably …

2018-01-07: At the suggestion of my wife, I started reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I’m about a third …

2017-12-01: 🎧 I can feel this narcolepsy slide…

2017-09-25: I think a future hobby I might get into will be posting random pictures of Macho Man Randy Savage on …

2017-09-19: For silly reasons, I moved this site to be a Github Pages site. At first, I thought I would enjoy …

2017-08-29: The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything. — Oscar …

2017-08-25: And you may ask yourself, Well… How did I get here?

2017-08-21: via @davewiner. I love this image.

2017-08-11: Testing a microblog post workflow. 🚀

2017-08-08: My son’s daycare has an Anakin Skywalker figurine missing his right hand. ✋🏻

2017-08-01: Floating point equality is hard when you don’t think about it.

2017-07-07: Friday nights are for movies and pizza. 🍕

2017-06-16: I’m now attempting to alter the Python script to prefix the posts with the proper yaml metadata. 🐍

2017-06-16: This is a test! Just a trial balloon. 🎈

2017-05-19: I’m kind of infatuated with micro.blog. The idea of “micro” blogging is right up …